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Roland A-800Pro

Roland A-800Pro
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Roland A-800Pro review: specs and price

Roland A-800Pro
Roland A-800Pro
68
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Why is Roland A-800Pro better than the average?

  • Number of buttons
    24vs17.66
  • Drum pads
    8vs4.83
  • Total keys
    61vs43.03
  • Number of knobs
    9vs5.97
  • Number of faders
    9vs3.66
  • Encoders
    1vs0.35
  • Volume
    22772.75cm³vs173049.67cm³

Top specs and features

Design

1.Has backlit LED buttons
Roland A-800Pro

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.

2.volume

22772.75cm³

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838.08cm³

3.weight

4.5kg

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Akai Professional LPK 25

453g

4.Has a display
Roland A-800Pro

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

5.thickness

91mm

Best

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16mm

6.height

250mm

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Akai Professional LPK 25

97mm

Controls & Buttons

1.Has transpose buttons
Roland A-800Pro

Transpose buttons are used for moving a collection of notes (pitches or pitch classes) up or down in pitch by a constant interval, usually in semitone increments.

2.Has octave buttons
Roland A-800Pro

The octave buttons are used to shift the keyboard up or down in one octave increments. This extends the range of the keyboard in either direction, which lets you play notes that lie outside the number of keys available.

3.number of buttons

24

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.

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Novation SL MkII 61

58

4.Has a bank selector button
Roland A-800Pro

The button is used to select independent banks of continuous controllers. Effectively, this allows you to control more independent parameters with the knobs, faders and buttons. The bank selector button is used to switch among the available banks.

5.number of faders

9

Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.

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10

6.number of knobs

9

More knobs (rotating controls) can give the user more dedicated control over the device, eg. volume, effects, EQs etc. Types of knobs may differ: endless type or step type.

Best

E-Mu Xboard 49

16

Keys & Pads

1.drum pads

8

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.

Best

Novation Launchkey 61

16

2.Has velocity sensitive keys
Roland A-800Pro

Velocity sensitive keys are just spring loaded keys that sound out louder the harder you hit them. If you "lightly" press a key, the sound will be quiet; the harder you press, the louder it gets.

3.Has velocity sensitive pads
Roland A-800Pro
4.total keys

61

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

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88

5.Has aftertouch keyboard
Roland A-800Pro

The keyboard also respond to the amount of force applied after initial impact. On electronic keyboards and synthesizers, this pressure sensitivity is usually called aftertouch.

Ports

1.Has a MIDI-Out port
Roland A-800Pro

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.

2.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
Roland A-800Pro

When pressed, the sustain pedal allows all notes to sound and “vibrate” freely. All notes played will continue to sound until the pedal is released. This is perfect when you need a sturdy and responsive control over sustain.

For example

Akai SynthStation49

3.Has a MIDI-In port
Roland A-800Pro

MIDI-In Port allows data to be received by a MIDI-compliant device. The “in” port enables the MIDI keyboard to be controlled by an external device or sequencer.

4.Has an input/connector for the expression pedal
Roland A-800Pro

Dedicated expression pedals let you have a hands-free control over your keyboard's volume, vibrato, and more.

Features

1.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
Roland A-800Pro

Devices can communicate in both directions with each other without any additional MIDI interface. The biggest advantage is that the USB connection can be used for everything; power supply, MIDI-in and MIDI-out. This means you need less cables.

2.Is compatible with Windows
Roland A-800Pro

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.

3.The device is mappable
Roland A-800Pro

Users can map, set and regulate the entire midi controller giving different functionalities to all different buttons, knobs and faders. The device could be also set up with different softwares.

4.Is compatible with Mac OS X
Roland A-800Pro

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

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